April Library Book Haul

I don’t think I’ve ever posted a book haul on my blog and if I did I barely remember. Nevertheless the lack of remembrance, I’m here today to do a book haul on books I’ve accumulating since the month has started. There isn’t a lot of books going to be listed. The books listed below I do not own but borrowed from the library.  On that note let’s jump right into this month’s book haul.


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 Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy—that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. If she dresses like a girl and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty. But respect and loyalty, Pen discovers, are empty words. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships, and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth–that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.



 Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older 

Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent.

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra’s near-comatose abuelo begins to say “No importa” over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep…. Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order’s secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick’s supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family’s past, present, and future.


More Happy Than Not

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

The Shadow Queen

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

This book isn’t a library but one I received from my sister and decided to include into this book haul because why not?

A Tale For The Time Being By Ruth Ozeki

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in a ways she can scarcely imagine.

Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

Full of Ozeki’s signature humour and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home



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Spring TBR

Hello, welcome and I am back.

I’ve been gone for a while now I haven’t posted in such long time. March have been such a crazy month for me so I decided to give myself a little break for a while but I’m back now and I have my Spring TBR pile for you guys. All the books listed below are all books with a great synopsis or came in recommended. All the books aren’t listed just a few but without further ado let’s jump right in

1. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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2. The selection by Keira Class 

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3. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silver

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4. Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard 

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Those are the books I’m hoping to get through this spring, I’ve heard great things about them and hope to share the love with you guys! Thanks for stopping by.


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Book Review: HEARTLESS

Title: Heartless

Author: Marissa MeyerImage result for heartless

Published:  November 8th, 2016

Pages: 453

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans

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“The easiest way to steal something, is for it to be given willingly.”

This is a retelling of Alice In Wonderland but the plot focuses on how the Queen of Hearts became the Queen of Hearts. Catherine, your main character has a passion for baking and soon hopes to open up her own bakery, but her controlling mother wants differently. Catherine’s mother wants her to marry the King but Cath has no interest in doing so because she’s in love with the court joker Jest. The entire beginning of the book Catherine’s mother is trying her very best to set Catherine up with the King, but Catherine thinks the king obnoxious and she can’t really stand to be around him.

I really loved Cath and Jest romance, well the love interest building upon them throughout the book. I freaking adore Catherine I loved how determine she was and how passionate she was about baking that was one thing I could somewhat relate to just when I bake I don’t think it tastes as good as Caths ( I try so that counts ).  Catherine was one of my favorite characters aside from Jest. She was just so fierce and although in the end, my heart did ache for her, having to marry the King of Hearts who she despises and losing the one she loved. Cath was definitely one of the characters I enjoyed reading, she was very simple and knew what she wanted in life and that was something I really adored about this book.

Let’s discuss Jest. I fell IN LOVE with Jest throughout the whole book. He was just as amazing as Cath. OH, MY GOODNESS, can we talk about the part where he and Cath left her house at midnight to which he took her to a tea party with the Mad Hatter, that has to be one of my favorite parts of the book. Jest was just perfect in every possible way. I think everyone who’s read Heartless knows where I’m coming when I say that.

I whole heartily disliked Catherine’s mother she made so angry a lot during this book. She didn’t care too much about what Catherine wanted, she thought she knew what was best for her which was marrying the King and becoming the Queen. Catherine’s mother didn’t care much that she wanted to open up her own bakery with Mary ann and that made me really mad. I also didn’t like the King, he was just all over the place.

To bring this review to an end I would like like to say I really loved Heartless. I read this book because of all the hype it has been getting lately and to be honest it deserves every good review it has received. This book was freaking amazing there isn’t any other way to describe it. Marissa Meyer’s writing got the best of me in this retelling I freaking loved. It was amazing and you should get it.

“When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?”


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Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight


Image result for the statistical probability of love at first sightTitle: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

Published: January 2nd, 2012

Pages: 236







Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother, Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

“It’s not the changes that will break your heart; it’s that tug of familiarity.”




This book was recommended to me by my school librarian, who thought that I would like it, and I she was right! I loved it. Hadley lives with her mom in the US and her dad lives in London, who’s getting re-married. When Hadley misses her flight she winds up meeting Oliver which results in the both of them sitting together on the flight to London. Hadley is dreading her trip to London, she’s still upset at her father for leaving and Oliver is heading home for his father’s funeral. Oliver and Hadley both didn’t have good relationships with their father’s so they spent the entire flight bonding over that. Hadley uses Oliver to overcome her claustrophobia that often happens when she’s in very closed spaces. When the flight lands the two are bound to separate and Hadley’s dreading it. She’s dreading meeting her step-mother and dreading meeting her father.

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, is a cute romance that sparks at an airport between two teens who are on their way to London. It was a quick, adorable and relate-able read. When I first starting reading this all I could think was Hadley seems self-centered, the majority of the time all I ever heard about is how much she’s angry at her father. I don’t give her wrong for feeling that way, I can relate to her anger. The beginning of this book was good. I enjoyed how the author’s writing. I honestly fell in love with Oliver as much as Hadley did he was just super adorable and kind to her.

I loved every aspect of this book, I loved how she portrait her characters with so much interest and Oliver with so much mystery. It wasn’t a boring a read at all. In this book you really see Hadley overcome herself and accept her father back into her life and her stepmother. Even though I enjoyed the book there were a few things that didn’t sit right with me Hadley’s mom really made me dislike her for a period of time, it made me very irritated when she’d constantly say no to the guy who kept proposing to her. It made me cringe that she would do that to someone even thought he’d still be with her every time she would say no.Overall the STATISTICAL PROBABILITY was a cute and enjoyable read, I would recommend this book to anyone, it was a good book to get out of a reading slump.


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Favorite Bookish quotes

I’ve read my fair share of books and seen my fair share of quotes, whether it is was heartbreaking, hard hitting, painful or even just romantic. We’ve all read a book or multiple books in most cases and felt connected to a certain line in or even share an emotion to it that it made you tear up a little, I personally know I have.

I have an adequately amount of quotes from books I’ve read that I’m going to share with you guys and try my very best to explain it, some may sound a little despairing but I promise you they all have a perfect reasoning for making it to my top favorite quotes, without further ado let’s jump right into my favorites.

  • Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s the part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore.-Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I really love that quote because it’s honest and it’s something I’m sure we all feel inside and can really understand. I do feel that love is scary because it is something you don’t know the outcome of so you go head first and all in and that’s the risk you’re taking.

  • My dear, there is no universal secret. There’s only the secret each writer discovers for herself. The path forward – James Patterson, First Love

James Patterson always leaves you with great stuff and this was one of them. It’s something about that quotes I can’t very much put my finger on it, I mean I couldn’t even when I read the book, it just really hit and ever since then I just loved it.

  • Risk. That’s the secret. Risk everything – James Patterson, First Love

I like this quote because in my eyes it encourages something we’re afraid of doing, we’re afraid to risk things.

  • If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise – Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

This itself is kind of self-explanatory, it gives so much encouragement and whenever I read it, I’m reminded on not to give up and try harder.

  • apparently, it is ungraceful of me
    to mention my period in public
    cause the actual biology
    of my body is too real is okay to sell what’s
    between a woman’s legs
    more than it is okay to
    mention its inner working the recreational use of
    this body is seen as
    beautiful while
    its nature is
    seen as ugly

  – Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

I freaking love this! I read this and I go YES! This is everything I stand for everything, I look at this and I’m just amazed at how empowering it is. I love this because it stands for something and not just something, but for women/girls all over.

  • You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. – Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

This is a perfect example of why you should watch what you say about people, and what rumors you spread about them. You never know the toll your words carry until it’s done the damage.

  • Maybe we’re on the wrong side of some metaphorical bridge where the grass is crusty and not grass at all, but sharp little spines of glass. – Leah Thomas, Because You’ll Never Meet Me

This is just one of those quotes you see and go wow that’s really good I need to take that down. I don’t have a good reason on why It made my list I just really like it I hope that’s a good enough reason.

  • Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference. – Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

I think we’ve had a moment like this and that’s why I like this quotes so much. We all can relate or know someone who can.

  • The man of my dreams is a girl – Julie Anne Peters, Keeping you a Secret

Do I really need to explain why I  freaking love this? I don’t think so but I’m still doing it. I’m a strong supporter of LGBT(+) and this really just stands out and is something great to see/ read in a book. I love the author for this, I feel like it gives a great expression that your special someone doesn’t to be of opposite sex of you and that’s something I really like.


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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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 Published: June 7th, 2011

  Pages: 352









A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

“When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.”


Miss Peregrine’s Home was a different read for me and I liked it. but didn’t totally love the book, I only got it because of all the hyped it got and I personally feel like it was over-hyped and because it was so hyped I went in with so much expectation and came out with, I guess you can say not what I was expecting.

Basically, the book was about this boy named Jacob Porter who’s grandfather who was murder in the beginning of the book. A lot have happened and Jacob starts to question if all the crazy stories his grandpa told holds some kind of truth to it. To my best recalling of the book, I partially remembered Jacob going to a therapist soon after that happens. I believed that the therapist thought it would’ve been a good idea for him to go back to visit where his grandfather was from.

This book for me was all over the place, some of the characters were pretty much dull and it took me while to get into the book but when I did, for the most part, I enjoyed it. I thought the whole time loop was pretty cool and Jacob being able to see monsters was also kind of neat. I did however like the pictures that were included, that was a bonus to the whole book and one of the reasons why I wanted to read it. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Would I recommend this? Yes for someone who’s into Paranormal Fantasy this is a great book to check out. If you’re someone like me I won’t totally recommend this book as a must have but if you’ve read the synopsis and you like it definitely check it out, I hope you enjoy it.

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March To Be Read

I’m excited for March but also very terrified for the things that are coming with March but I’m ready to take things head on. Aside from that, there’s a lot of books that I want to read in the month March so let’s get right into them.

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Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

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A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah j. Maas


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It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

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Let it Snow by John Green + Maureen Johnson + Lauren Myracle

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Those are all the books I’m hoping to get through this month hopefully I do and love them all.


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